So there you are just walking down the street minding your own business, when all of a sudden Prince Charles runs across the road in front of you being chased by a pack of angry corgis!
Not something that you happen to notice every day, and probably not something that most other people will see very often either.
So what do you do?
Well obviously, the first thing to do is to whip out your camera and photograph the event just in case you are the only person to have noticed, so you can make a fortune by selling your photo to the papers and being on the font page of all the major tabloids.
But oh no! What camera? The new digital SLR you got for your birthday is still in its box in the cupboard at home because you haven't had time to read the enormous instruction book yet. And your compact camera is in the glove compartment of the car because it has a flat battery. Oh, and your mobile phone camera is in its expensive case inside your coat pocket and you haven't figured out yet which buttons to press to operate the camera function!
Oops. That's another scoop you just missed out on then!
It always pays to have a camera handy and ready to use wherever you may be, because you just don't know what is going to happen (unless you have been watching Flash Forward on the TV and know where you will be in 6 months time!) and photo opportunities happen all around us all the time.
Manufacturers make a fortune selling us fancy camera bags and cases to protect our precious cameras and phones, but this just makes it more difficult to keep them handy and ready to use at a moments notice, especially if we are away on holiday or at a special unique event.
So keep your camera available and ready to use wherever you are - you never know when it will be your turn to get that scoop!